IN PHOTOS: Gilas Cadets win 2015 SEA Games gold

MANILA, Philippines - The score was closer than most hoops handicappers thought it would be, but the Philippines got the job done.

This edition of the Gilas Cadets, featuring UAAP and NCAA stars like Kiefer Ravena, Earl Scottie Thompson, Baser Amer, Troy Rosario and Almond Vosotros continued the Philippine tradition of Southeast Asian basketball domination with an 82-74 victory over Indonesia on Monday, June 15.

The victory earned the Philippines a clean sweep of the tournament in which they overcame a tough challenge from overall leader Thailand in the final. It was the Philippines' 17th basketball title since joining the subcontinental meet in 1977.

Mark Belo led all scorers with 22, while UAAP MVP Ravena scored 12 and NU big man Rosario added 11.

Relive the moment in these photos!

 

Gilas Cadets celebrate their 17th SEA Games basketball gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Gilas Cadets celebrate their 17th SEA Games basketball gold medal.

Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Reigning UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena scored 12 points, to go with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Reigning UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena scored 12 points, to go with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

 Gilas coach Tab Baldwin gets hoisted up in celebration. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

NU standout Troy Rosario scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in the gold medal match. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

NU standout Troy Rosario scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in the gold medal match.

Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

 NCAA MVP Earl Scottie Thompson scored 5 points in the championship match. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

- Rappler.com